Miles Davis (I) (1926–1991)

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Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. His record debut came in 1946. Miles soon became a... See full bio »

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Known For

In the Line of Fire Soundtrack
Sneakers Soundtrack
Zodiac Soundtrack
Finding Forrester Soundtrack


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 2019 Southside: June (Short) (soundtrack)
 2018 The Milwaukee Bridge War (Documentary short) (stock music)
 2015 Miles Ahead (musician: trumpet solos)
 2015/I A Field Guide to Cats (Short) (stock music)
 2014 YouHumour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Boris Vian à Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Documentary short) (composer: theme music)
 2013 Ne vjeruj nikome (Documentary short) (stock music)
 2012 Djurgårdsfärjan 2 (Short)
 2009 On Any Saturday (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Tzav (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
 1999 Dresden (composer: song "Big Foot")
 1999 Cinema de Casa (Documentary short)
 1993 Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (Video) (musician: trumpet)
 1991 High Heels (musician: trumpet, "Solea" and "Saeta")
 1990 The Best Hotel on Skid Row (TV Movie documentary) (musician)
 1990 The Hot Spot (musician: trumpet soloist) / (musician and composer)
 1987 Street Smart (musician)
 1985 Things Seen (TV Series short) (music - 1985)
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows (musician: trumpet)
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Other Works:

Album: "On the Corner", 1972 (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Miles Davis Quartet


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Cicely Tyson  (divorced) | See more »


Cheryl Davis | See more »


Miles Dewey Davis Jr. | Cleeota Mae Henry


Dorothy Mae Davis (sibling) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I know what I've done for music, but don't call me "a legend". See more »


Had four children: Cheryl Davis (born 1944), Gregory Davis, (born 1946), Miles Davis IV (born 1950) and Erin Davis (born 1970). See more »


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